Organizations Available to Assist Small Businesses
Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 294
Marion, MI 49665
Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce
200 N. Chestnut
P.O. Box 27
Reed City, MI
Downtown Development Authorities (DDA)
Michigan Main Street Program
127 N River St.
Evart, MI 49631
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Wherever you're at in your entrepreneurial journey, the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is there to help. They provide consulting, training, and research to assist small businesses launch, grow, transition, and innovate. Headquartered at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, the Michigan SBDC operates 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices. Osceola County is served by the West Michigan Region office:
50 Front Avenue SW
1081 L. William Seidman Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural and natural resource sectors. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or an established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University's vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach, and educational services.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Region 3
The mission of the statewide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in Michigan is to achieve government contracting success for clients through the connection of educational resources, advanced-level counseling engagements, and network/resource introductions. Their services include One-On-One Counseling, Bid Matching, Proposal Preparation & Submission, Government Registration Assistance, Federal Subcontracting Assistance, State of Michigan Contracting Assistance, Post-Win Assistance, and Seminars, Training Events & Workshops.
There are 10 PTAC offices around the State. They are staffed by trained contracting specialists that will assist you through the government contracting process from start to finish. Osceola County is served by the Muskegon Area First PTAC (231) 722-7700.